Bay Area Houston

Spring Migration Celebration

March–May 2021

Birding Classes & Field Trips • Birding Events • Exclusive Birding Hotel Rates

Baltimore Oriole

Calling All Birders!

The birds are flocking to Bay Area Houston for their annual spring migration. To celebrate this momentous trek, League City and Bay Area Houston have curated eight weeks of classes, events, and exclusive hotel rates for birders across the country who want to experience this annual event on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Presented by the cities of Bay Area Houston

League City • Kemah • Nassau Bay • Seabrook

Birders, a Gulf Coast vacation just for you... 

Birding Field Trip

Birding Field Trip with Texas Birding Expert

April 24, May 1, May 8

On select weekends in April and May Kristine Rivers, a local birding expert and Texas Master Naturalist, is hosting exclusive birding field trips during the peak of spring migration.


Book your birding field trip today!

Birding Field Trip Times

8  a.m. to 10 a.m • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bird Blind

Exclusive Hotel Rates For Birders

SSH room

South Shore Harbour Resort

Hampton Inn & Suites

great blue heron

Bay Area Birding Classes

League City is teaming up with the cities of Bay Area Houston—Kemah, Nassau Bay, and Seabrook—to host a series of FREE virtual birding classes to get ready for the Bay Area Big Sit on Saturday, May 15. 

Register at LeagueCity.com/birdingclasses.



March 22: Intro to Birding
March 29: How to Select Binoculars & Field Guides
April 5: Understanding Your Field Guide
April 12: Using Your Field Guide
April 19: Location, Location, Location! Understanding Habitat
May 3: Birds-Eye View on Behavior
May 10: Spring Migration and the Big Sit

May 17: It's Time for a Makeover! Understanding Plumage Variations

Classes will be on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Free Virtual Birding Classes

(register for as many as you want)

The Big Sit Weekend

May 14–16

Movie Fun Night 

May 14 | 4 to 9 p.m.

Heritage Park, League City

Watch an outdoor screening of "The Big Year," rent a kayak and explore Clear Creek, and enjoy food trucks, yard games, and more. 

The Big Sit

May 15 | Midnight to midnight

Heritage Park, League City

Join us for this competitive birdwatching event as our team participates in the 25th annual Great Texas Birding Classic, hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Choose the time you want to attend (you aren't required to stay for the entire 24-hr. event).


Sundays in the Park

May 16 | 12 to 4 p.m.

League Park, League City

Finish your weekend at Sundays in the Park, an afternoon of live music, food trucks, and lots of family-friendly fun.